Why Does Playing Tetris Help Reduce Trauma?

Who would have thought that mindlessly stacking geometric shapes into straight, even lines on a computer game could actually have some deep psychological benefits for trauma victims? According to scientists at Oxford University, playing Tetris (yes, that Tetris) after traumatic events could help reduce painful flashbacks similar to those associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At first glance, the classic 1980s computer game seems fairly simple: players are challenged to evenly...Full Story
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